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Sat May 29, 2021, 03:25 PM

White House asks court to dismiss lawsuit over drug imports

Source: AP

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Biden administration is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that could stand in the way of states like Florida in allowing prescriptions drugs to be imported from Canada.

In a legal brief filed Friday, the White House argues that the lawsuit filed on behalf of U.S. pharmaceutical companies was premature because the federal government has yet to approve any importation programs.

The administration’s legal filing came on the same day Florida’s Republican governor, who is considering a run for the White House in 2024, called on the Biden administration to approve its drug importation application.

Florida and New Mexico are the only two states thus far to formally ask the U.S. government to allow federally approved drugs to be imported from Canada, arguing that doing so would save Americans millions of dollars in drugs costs. Other states have are poised to follow despite a lawsuit raising concerns by the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, the trade group that represents U.S. drug producers, over safety and costs.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/fl-state-wire-donald-trump-canada-health-business-039cb357922686fc5b5b2a8b0c7f65b2

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 05:09 PM

1. "Safety Concerns And Costs..."

My ass. Those drugs are made by those same companies to the exact same standards in Canada. Fuck the drug companies and their greed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 05:13 PM

2. This is good.

Biden is standing up to Big Pharma.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 06:14 PM

3. I live in CO and I have had my meds mailed to me from Canada since 2019.

I'm grateful for it but it pisses me off that I have to buy my meds from Canada because pharmaceuticals are allowed to charge what they want in the US.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 07:21 PM

4. We had a international drug plan for a year. Free meds("CanRx") through Canada. GOP gov killed it.

Personally got packages of everyday maintenance meds from New Zealand and Ireland. Same meds, no cost. We can do this, but GOP and anyone accepting big pharma $ needs to be out of the picture. Good luck. Until covid, still had caravans of seniors going to Canada for less expensive meds.

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Sat May 29, 2021, 08:21 PM

5. Cant believe FL is trying this

I'd think they would stick with the drug companies

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